Dahomey's President Juetin Ahomadegbe returned to his capital, Co???onou on Wednesday (28 June) after visits?
GV Presidents Maga and Apithy and others move forward
SV President Ahomadegbe down aircraft steps
GV Three members of Presidential Council take salute (2 shots)
GV Three Presidential Council members walk off
GV Ditto into airport building
GV Members of Presidential Council at news conference (3 shots)
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Background: Dahomey's President Juetin Ahomadegbe returned to his capital, Co???onou on Wednesday (28 June) after visits to Rabat and Paris.
He went to Rabet to attend an African summit meeting--and had discussions in Paris with leading French officials.
At Cotonou Airport, President Ahomadegbe, said Dahomey would strengthen its tie with France. He also told newsmen that he would "???arden" his foreign policies towards countries which practise ??? or occupy African lands.
President Ahomadegbe was greeted on his arrival home by the two other members of the Presidential Council, President Apithy and President Mags.
SYNOPSIS: Two members of Dahomsy's Presidential Council--President Maga and President Apithy--were among officials at Cotonou Airport last week who welcomed home President Ahomadegbe. He'd been to Rabat in Morocco for a summit meeting of the Organisation of African Unity--then to Paris, for talks with senior French officials.
President Ahomadegbe's return was marked by a full ceremonial welcome, during which the President and his two Council colleagues took the salute.
Also at the airport to greet the returning president were senior ministers and government officials--many of whose policies will be modified following the talks the President has had. After the ceremonies on the tarmac, the President moved inside the airport terminal to talk with newsmen. The main development expected in Dahomey as a result of his trip, he said, was a strengthening of ties with France. But President Ahomadegbe--seated with his two Presidential Council colleagues--also had a warning for foreign governments. He said Dahomey would harden its attitude towards those countries which practice racism, or occupy African lands.